Michael R. Kuhn


Michael Kuhn regularly represents private and public companies and private equity funds that are acquiring, selling, reorganizing, and merging their businesses. Additionally, he advises clients on day-to-day legal and business matters, including early-stage companies addressing issues related to entity formation, general corporate services, and fund raising.

Mike also represents many of the leading private equity firms in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He has represented companies on the acquisition and sale process and management groups in connection with their investments. His experience includes leading the overall transaction process, negotiating the acquisition-related aspects, and structuring and negotiating employee and investor agreements.

Mike also has significant experience with M&A representations and warranties insurance products, which are being used more frequently in the current M&A market. Mike regularly assists clients across the firm with respect to issues raised by using such insurance products.


Representative Matters

  • Represented a personality and traits assessment company sold in a stock-for-stock merger transaction with an artificial intelligence software company.
  • Represented the Minnesota Timberwolves Limited Partnership in relation to the sale of 20% of the partnership interests owned by Taylor Corporation in a transaction with an enterprise valuation of $1.5 billion.
  • Represented Norwest Equity Partners (a leading national middle-market private equity fund) in acquisitions of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Bailiwick Services, Bix Produce Company, Marco, Shock Doctor, Lindstrom Metric and DCM Services. Completed subsequent add-on transaction work and exits for a number of companies owned by Norwest Equity Partners.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. G. Barry Anderson, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Bar Association, Member

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Member

Recognition & Accomplishments

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2016

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015

Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter, “Exit Here: Exit Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Venture Stage Companies,” Minnesota Venture Conference, October, 2015

Congressman Emmer Presents at Lindquist and MPMA Event, September, 2015

Representations and Warranties: Changing the Way Deals are Done, Seminar, October , 2012

Board Memberships & Community Service

LegalCORPS, Volunteer

Downtown YMCA Community Board, Member



William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D., cum laude, 2002)

Saint John’s University (B.A. 1999)



U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota